Bachelor of Shariah and Law

Key Facts
COURSE CODEBSL
COURSE DURATION3 years
COURSE TYPEUndergraduate programmes
MNQF LEVEL7
ACADEMIC LEVELUndergraduate Programme
LEARNING MODEOn Campus and Online
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

General Entry Criteria

2 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSSC pass is considered C and above.);

OR

Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field;

OR

Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study Program approved for the specific Diploma program.

 

Language Requirement

Minimum “C” grade in GCE O’ level English OR equivalent

OR

Obtain a pass in an equivalent English Language entry exam provided by Villa College

 

Alternative Entry Criteria

20 years old, completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated), and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program

OR

20 years old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience, and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program;

AND

The language requirement described above.

 

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW
  • Intake: January / May / September
  • Course Fee: MVR 2999 per month (MVR 720 per month under the government free degree scheme)
STRUCTURE

 

Module  

Medium of Instruction for the module

Year 1

ISLAMIC LAW OF TRANSACTIONS

Dhivehi

PRINCIPLES OF ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE I

Dhivehi

CRIMINAL LAW I

English

LAW OF CONTRACT I

English

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

English

LAW OF CONTRACT II

English

CRIMINAL LAW II

English

PRINCIPLES OF ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE II

Dhivehi

Exit with Diploma in Shariah and Law

 

Year 2

LAW OF TORT I

English

INTRODUCTION TO JURISPRUDENCE

English

ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW

Dhivehi

ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW

Dhivehi

MALDIVIAN LEGAL SYSTEM, LEGAL METHODS AND REASONING 

English

LAND LAW I

English

LAW OF TORT II

English

COMPANY LAW

English

Year 3

LAW OF TRUST

English

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

English

ISLAMIC LAW OF INHERITANCE

Dhivehi

LAND LAW II

English

ISLAMIC LEGAL MAXIMS

Dhivehi

EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE

English

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND LEGAL PRACTICE

English

Total

 
OTHER FACTS / COMMENTS

The Bachelor of Shariah and Law programme provides a comprehensive foundation in the fundamental areas of law and shariah which, is required to satisfy the academic requirements of a qualifying degree to train for the Maldivian legal profession.

Students acquire knowledge in Shariah and Law’s core areas in addition to the development of additional soft skills and attributes required to practice law or to seek employment in other related fields. The programme offers students opportunities to build practical skills through participation in a range of extra-curricular activities including mooting, pro-bono work and Law student societies.

Students are challenged to develop their communication, analytical and problem-solving skills through focus in teaching on practical and experiential activities requiring practical application within the legal arena and elsewhere. 

Note: The majority of the modules will be offered in English medium while some of the modules of the programme will be offered in Dhivehi. The details are provided in the programme structure.

FACULTY / CENTREFaculty of Shariah and Law (FSL)
AWARDING BODYVilla College

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